Louis Vuitton has confirmed its entrance into the realm of fragrance, with master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud heading up the scent development.
The news is significant considering the French fashion house has not marketed any perfumes since the 1920s and ’30s.
It signals another expansion following the brand’s ventures into watches in 2002, fine jewelry in 2004 and eyewear in 2005.
The new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides have been released on October 15th, touching down in totally unprecedented cities.
Hong Kong and Macau are being offered for the first time in an individual volume, while London, Paris and Rome are returning in an entirely revisited form.
The indispensable European City box set is adding five new destinations to its map: Bari, Birmingham, Odessa, Salzburg and Zagreb.
Arizona Muse is captured by Mark Segal for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2012 ads.
Louis Vuitton is celebrating two premieres: its first luxury concept store in the region, and its first ‘Island Maison,’ a multi-storey shopping location on a private island.
Located in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the Maison built by star architect Peter Marino sells women’s and men’s collections, Louis Vuitton’s jewelry as well as design and art books. It is the 12th Maison in the world for the label.
Louis Vuitton continues to develop its iconic “Tambour” design with the addition of this new ultra high-end model, the Tambour Minute Repeater.
The timepiece comes in a 44mm white/pink/yellow gold case (your choice), manual wind mechanical Louis Vuitton Caliber 178, and smoked sapphire crystal displays.
To catch up with the hottest fashion trend, the Louis Vuitton watch is endowed with a smoked skeletonized dial.
Louis Vuitton hosted a cocktail on Monday night at the storied Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle to celebrate the launch of the My Monogram service on Small Leather Goods
To set the mood, British artist Billie Achilleos transformed the maison’s signature wallets, coin pouches, belts, and bag hardware into a menagerie of animals.
The hardy armadillo, for instance, paid homage to the durability and quality of the leather, while the lively chameleon showed off LV’s wide spectrum of colors.
Louis Vuitton has made a spectacular airport debut in association with The Shilla Duty Free at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport.
The 550sq m Incheon store is dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s passion for travel.
It features leathergoods, women’s and men’s shoes, belts, ties, textiles, fashion, jewellery, sunglasses, watches and other accessories.
Louis Vuitton have come out with two new iPad cases that also double as stands when you fold the top cover back.
The exterior of the Monogram iPad Case features Vuitton’s iconic monogram pattern along with a soft microfiber lining that protects the iPad.
It also has golden brass details, holes for a headphone jack, dock connector port, on / off buttons and volume control. The Monogram iPad Case retails for €475.
Christy Turlington is back for the third consecutive season as face of Louis Vuitton High Jewelry — here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot of the F/W ads.
Turlington, who like her fellow “original supermodels” still stars in campaigns on a regular basis, can currently also be seen in Maybelline’s beauty ads.
Much has been speculated ever since Dior’s creative head John Galliano fell from grace due to an anti-Semitism scandal five months ago.
Everyone from Azzedine Alaia to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has been named as a potential replacement in the process.
But when respected trade publication Women’s Wear Daily adds water to the rumor mill, it is usually an entirely diffrent story in terms of credibility.
Monday’s paper reads that according to an anonymous source, Marc Jacobs is entering negotiations with the house this week.
One of the most sophisticated shopping concepts in the world, the Louis Vuittion Maison store, will be launching in Singapore on Sep 18.
Designed by award-winning architect Peter Marino, LV’s first Island Maison will sit directly on water, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay.
It will also feature a private lounge and outdoor loggia, as well as an art gallery tunnel of contemporary works leading directly to the Marina Bay Sands Mall.
Louis Vuitton plans to release Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores.
The book shows some of the most memorable Louis Vuitton retail spaces. It provides scetches, blue prints and of course many amazing pictures.
The book will feature 300 illustrations including previously unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.
In April 2009, Louis Vuitton installed a trio of beehives on the roof of its Parisian headquarters. Since then the hives have welcomed as many as 200,000 bees.
Hives installed in the middle of a city can actually yield up to four times the amount of honey those in the country produce according to French beekeepers association.
Two years later, the buzzy guests have gathered 75kg of nectar and produced enough honey that Vuitton decided to bottle the fruits of its apiculture.
Angelina Jolie’s ad for Louis Vuitton is out in full! The 10-minute clip features Angelina discussing her experiences in Cambodia.
In the film, Angelina talks about the significance of the country for her family with her sons eating the local delicacy of crickets “like Doritos”.
She first travelled to Cambodia 10 years ago while on the set of the Tomb Raider film and was surprised to learn that it was the first film to be shot there after the war.
Rappers’ fascination with luxury brands is far from dying down: following this summer’s surprise hit “Gucci Gucci” by Kreayshawn, it is Soulja Boy who is expressing his fashion love with an EP dedicated to Bernard Arnault.
Soulja Boy has turned his attention to Arnault’s signature brand Louis Vuitton, offering lyrics such as: “It don’t make no sense why they LV fake. But mine’s real!”
But while Soulja Boy manages to mention and correctly pronounce the label more than 60 times, Arnault likely won’t be pleased with being called Robert instead of Bernard several times as part of the new song.
For one French wine house, when traveling with valuable, vintage wines there is no wrapping bottles in socks and sweaters, cushioning them with towels and nestling them in suitcases.
For Cordier Mestrezat Grands Crus, prized wines travel in style, laid snugly in a custom-made Louis Vuitton carrying case that can house four bottles.
The specially commissioned wine travel case was showcased at Vinexpo in Bordeaux this week, to mark the French winemaker’s 125th anniversary.
Louis Vuitton has released four different cases for the iPhone 4. There is the Damier Azur Canvas, Damier Ebene Canvas, and of course the Monogram canvas cases.
Each one sports an ultra soft microfiber interior, so there is no threat of scratches and is ultra slim so it fits into your pocketbook or pants pocket with ease.
Each Louis Vuitton case retails for $290. It costs almost 50% the cost of iPhone itself but that is the price you pay for style and a luxury brand.
French luxury house Louis Vuitton has released a unique Tambour Diver Chronograph for Only Watch 2011 charity.
It was designed in collaboration with a young boy afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy named Paul Pettavino.
The sporty timepiece is made of black gold, which is white gold that’s been given the old PVD treatment. ‘Only Watch 2011′ is engraved in the back.
Angelina Jolie poses for Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign on a wooden boat in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province where Jolie shot Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2000.
Louis Vuitton’s president says, “People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment.”
Four of Angelina’s children were also present at the photo shoot, shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz , with lily pads and verdant foliage everywhere.
Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced open days at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October.
WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of the month, the public will be able to experience what happens behind the doors of the luxury conglomerate’s brands that include fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Dior, jewelry maker De Beers, and champagne labels Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Pérignon.
Bernard Arnault told the paper: “Products are one thing, but how they’re made, who makes them, and where is also of interest to the public.”